Period
to 18 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for Agile Software Development skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Agile Software Development over the 6 months to 18 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Agile Software Development
England > North East
6 months to
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 480 338 647
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 35.82% 28.10% 27.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 40.78% 32.69% 31.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 344 281 483
North East median daily rate £450 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +9.38% -11.11%
10th Percentile £318 £325 £303
90th Percentile £575 £588 £550
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 0
North East median hourly rate £41.25 £45.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.33% - -
England median hourly rate £42.50 £43.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -1.16% +1.18% -0.58%

Agile Software Development is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,177 1,034 2,075
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 87.84% 85.95% 87.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 794 698 1,443
North East median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -9.64%
10th Percentile £286 £250 £263
90th Percentile £566 £575 £533
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 38 73
North East median hourly rate £14.77 £27.50 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.29% +3.77% +51.43%
10th Percentile £10.75 £9.78 £11.01
90th Percentile £45.25 £50.00 £38.75
England median hourly rate £23.50 £23.14 £23.75
% change year-on-year +1.56% -2.57% +5.56%

Agile Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing Agile Software Development as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

Job vacancy trend for Agile Software Development in the North East

Agile Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Agile Software Development in the North East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Agile Software Development in the North East

Agile Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in the North East over the 6 months to 18 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Agile Software Development in the North East

Agile Software Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in the North East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Agile Software Development in the North East

Agile Software Development
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Agile Software Development within the North East region over the 6 months to 18 January 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear 0 392 £450 - 109
Durham +2 57 £438 +21.53% 22
Northumberland - 2 - - 4
Agile Software Development
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Agile Software Development also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North East region with a requirement for Agile Software Development.

1 109 (22.71%) Scrum
2 94 (19.58%) DevOps
3 79 (16.46%) User Experience
4 77 (16.04%) Problem-Solving
5 76 (15.83%) JIRA
5 76 (15.83%) Continuous Integration
6 72 (15.00%) Microservices
7 71 (14.79%) Git (software)
8 68 (14.17%) HTML
8 68 (14.17%) JavaScript
8 68 (14.17%) SQL
8 68 (14.17%) Jenkins
9 66 (13.75%) Test Automation
9 66 (13.75%) Amazon AWS
10 65 (13.54%) Java
11 62 (12.92%) Microsoft Azure
12 58 (12.08%) TDD
13 56 (11.67%) Docker
14 53 (11.04%) Linux
15 52 (10.83%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
16 50 (10.42%) Ansible
16 50 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
16 50 (10.42%) CSS
17 49 (10.21%) Python
17 49 (10.21%) BDD
17 49 (10.21%) QA
18 47 (9.79%) Puppet
19 46 (9.58%) Selenium
20 44 (9.17%) Confluence
20 44 (9.17%) Continuous Improvement

Agile Software Development
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 44 (9.17%) Confluence
2 25 (5.21%) SharePoint
3 12 (2.50%) CMS
4 9 (1.88%) Skype for Business
5 7 (1.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 6 (1.25%) Tomcat
7 5 (1.04%) Apache Spark
7 5 (1.04%) IIS
8 4 (0.83%) Apache
8 4 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (0.83%) JBoss
8 4 (0.83%) nginx
8 4 (0.83%) OpenStack
8 4 (0.83%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.63%) Documentum
9 3 (0.63%) SAS
10 2 (0.42%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.21%) Drupal
11 1 (0.21%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (1.25%) MS Visio
2 5 (1.04%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.83%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.21%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 13 (2.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 66 (13.75%) Amazon AWS
2 62 (12.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (3.96%) AWS CloudFormation
3 19 (3.96%) Cloud Computing
4 13 (2.71%) IaaS
5 12 (2.50%) iPaaS
5 12 (2.50%) PaaS
6 10 (2.08%) Amazon S3
7 9 (1.88%) Office 365
7 9 (1.88%) SaaS
8 8 (1.67%) GitHub
8 8 (1.67%) Google Cloud Platform
9 7 (1.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 7 (1.46%) Amazon EC2
9 7 (1.46%) Azure Active Directory
10 5 (1.04%) Heroku
11 4 (0.83%) Boomi
11 4 (0.83%) Google Analytics
12 3 (0.63%) BrowserStack
12 3 (0.63%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.13%) Internet
2 11 (2.29%) Firewall
3 8 (1.67%) Network Security
3 8 (1.67%) VLAN
4 5 (1.04%) SSL
5 4 (0.83%) HTTP
5 4 (0.83%) Skype
5 4 (0.83%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.21%) DSL
6 1 (0.21%) FTP
6 1 (0.21%) Intranet
6 1 (0.21%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.21%) LAN
6 1 (0.21%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.21%) VPN
6 1 (0.21%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (5.83%) NoSQL
2 25 (5.21%) MongoDB
2 25 (5.21%) SQL Server
3 18 (3.75%) Data Warehouse
4 14 (2.92%) PostgreSQL
5 11 (2.29%) Big Data
5 11 (2.29%) Relational Database
6 9 (1.88%) MySQL
6 9 (1.88%) Oracle Database
6 9 (1.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (1.88%) Sqoop
7 7 (1.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (1.25%) Power BI
8 6 (1.25%) RDBMS
8 6 (1.25%) Redis
9 5 (1.04%) Apache Cassandra
9 5 (1.04%) Hadoop
10 4 (0.83%) Apache Hive
10 4 (0.83%) Azure SQL Database
10 4 (0.83%) Spark SQL
Development Applications
1 76 (15.83%) JIRA
2 71 (14.79%) Git (software)
3 68 (14.17%) Jenkins
4 46 (9.58%) Selenium
5 36 (7.50%) Cucumber
5 36 (7.50%) Maven
6 33 (6.88%) GitLab
7 28 (5.83%) Sonatype Nexus
8 22 (4.58%) JUnit
9 20 (4.17%) JMeter
10 15 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
11 13 (2.71%) Visual Studio
11 13 (2.71%) Visual Studio Team System
12 11 (2.29%) SoapUI
13 10 (2.08%) Grunt
14 9 (1.88%) WebDriver
15 8 (1.67%) Gatling
15 8 (1.67%) Karma Test Runner
15 8 (1.67%) LoadRunner
16 7 (1.46%) Subversion
General
1 37 (7.71%) Finance
2 21 (4.38%) Publishing
3 13 (2.71%) Legal
4 11 (2.29%) Marketing
5 7 (1.46%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.25%) Banking
6 6 (1.25%) Electronics
6 6 (1.25%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.25%) Retail
7 3 (0.63%) Back Office
8 1 (0.21%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 96 (20.00%) Developer
2 75 (15.63%) Designer
3 58 (12.08%) Analyst
4 48 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
5 44 (9.17%) Content Designer
6 43 (8.96%) User Researcher
7 26 (5.42%) Delivery Manager
8 25 (5.21%) Business Analyst
9 24 (5.00%) Java Developer
9 24 (5.00%) UX Designer
10 20 (4.17%) Project Manager
11 19 (3.96%) Architect
12 18 (3.75%) Digital Designer
12 18 (3.75%) Full Stack Developer
13 16 (3.33%) Scala Developer
14 15 (3.13%) AWS DevOps
14 15 (3.13%) Test Analyst
15 14 (2.92%) Digital Content Designer
16 12 (2.50%) Digital Transformation
16 12 (2.50%) Senior Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (14.17%) HTML
2 50 (10.42%) CSS
3 41 (8.54%) Web Services
4 30 (6.25%) REST
4 30 (6.25%) XML
5 29 (6.04%) .NET
6 28 (5.83%) Node.js
7 27 (5.63%) HTML5
8 25 (5.21%) jQuery
9 22 (4.58%) AngularJS
9 22 (4.58%) RESTful
10 21 (4.38%) Spring
11 20 (4.17%) JSON
12 19 (3.96%) Elastic Stack
13 17 (3.54%) SOAP
14 16 (3.33%) CSS3
15 15 (3.13%) Play Framework
16 14 (2.92%) ASP.NET
17 13 (2.71%) Spring Boot
18 12 (2.50%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 79 (16.46%) User Experience
2 50 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (4.58%) Management Information System
4 15 (3.13%) Private Cloud
5 12 (2.50%) Hybrid Cloud
6 11 (2.29%) Data Centre
7 9 (1.88%) Self-Motivation
8 8 (1.67%) Blog
9 5 (1.04%) NHS
10 4 (0.83%) Cloud Native
10 4 (0.83%) Linux Command Line
10 4 (0.83%) N-Tier
10 4 (0.83%) Reinsurance
10 4 (0.83%) Social Media
11 3 (0.63%) CMDB
11 3 (0.63%) Data Structures
11 3 (0.63%) Greenfield Project
11 3 (0.63%) PMI
12 2 (0.42%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (0.42%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 53 (11.04%) Linux
2 22 (4.58%) Windows
3 21 (4.38%) Unix
4 15 (3.13%) CentOS
5 10 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (0.83%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.42%) DC/OS
7 2 (0.42%) Mesosphere
7 2 (0.42%) VMS
8 1 (0.21%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.21%) VME
8 1 (0.21%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.21%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (22.71%) Scrum
2 94 (19.58%) DevOps
3 77 (16.04%) Problem-Solving
4 76 (15.83%) Continuous Integration
5 72 (15.00%) Microservices
6 66 (13.75%) Test Automation
7 58 (12.08%) TDD
8 52 (10.83%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
9 49 (10.21%) BDD
10 44 (9.17%) Coaching
10 44 (9.17%) Continuous Improvement
11 43 (8.96%) Mentoring
12 41 (8.54%) Kanban
13 40 (8.33%) User Stories
14 39 (8.13%) Waterfall
15 38 (7.92%) Continuous Delivery
16 35 (7.29%) Analytics
17 34 (7.08%) Configuration Management
18 33 (6.88%) Project Management
18 33 (6.88%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 68 (14.17%) JavaScript
1 68 (14.17%) SQL
2 65 (13.54%) Java
3 49 (10.21%) Python
4 39 (8.13%) C#
5 26 (5.42%) Ruby
5 26 (5.42%) Scala
6 17 (3.54%) Perl
7 12 (2.50%) Bash Shell
8 11 (2.29%) C++
9 9 (1.88%) Java 8
10 7 (1.46%) Shell Script
11 6 (1.25%) PowerShell
11 6 (1.25%) T-SQL
12 5 (1.04%) Groovy
13 4 (0.83%) Haskell
14 3 (0.63%) PHP
15 2 (0.42%) C
15 2 (0.42%) COBOL
15 2 (0.42%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 42 (8.75%) Degree
2 25 (5.21%) Security Cleared
3 23 (4.79%) DBS Check
4 16 (3.33%) BPSS Clearance
5 12 (2.50%) SC Cleared
6 11 (2.29%) ISEB
7 7 (1.46%) ISTQB
7 7 (1.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (0.83%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 3 (0.63%) ISEB Practitioner
9 3 (0.63%) Master's Degree
9 3 (0.63%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.42%) APMG
10 2 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.21%) APMP
11 1 (0.21%) AWS Certification
11 1 (0.21%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.21%) CISMP
11 1 (0.21%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (10.21%) QA
2 15 (3.13%) PMO
3 7 (1.46%) WCAG
4 4 (0.83%) SLA
5 3 (0.63%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.42%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.21%) CESG Infosec
7 1 (0.21%) COBIT
7 1 (0.21%) GDPR
7 1 (0.21%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.21%) P3O
7 1 (0.21%) PSD2
System Software
1 56 (11.67%) Docker
2 9 (1.88%) Apache Flume
2 9 (1.88%) HDFS
3 3 (0.63%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
4 2 (0.42%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.21%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 50 (10.42%) Ansible
2 47 (9.79%) Puppet
3 32 (6.67%) Terraform
4 22 (4.58%) Kubernetes
5 15 (3.13%) Docker Swarm
6 13 (2.71%) ZABBIX
7 12 (2.50%) Nagios
8 11 (2.29%) Opscode Chef
9 6 (1.25%) Consul
10 5 (1.04%) Kibana
11 4 (0.83%) Grafana
11 4 (0.83%) HP ALM
11 4 (0.83%) Single Sign-On
12 2 (0.42%) Nessus
13 1 (0.21%) Data Guard
13 1 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
13 1 (0.21%) IBM BigFix
13 1 (0.21%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 1 (0.21%) SCCM
Vendors
1 33 (6.88%) Microsoft
2 28 (5.83%) Oracle
3 12 (2.50%) Riverbed
4 11 (2.29%) Google
5 9 (1.88%) Red Hat
5 9 (1.88%) SAP
6 8 (1.67%) Adobe
6 8 (1.67%) Cloudera
7 7 (1.46%) Black Duck
7 7 (1.46%) Dynatrace
7 7 (1.46%) Pega
8 4 (0.83%) Dell
8 4 (0.83%) HP
8 4 (0.83%) webMethods
9 3 (0.63%) Hortonworks
9 3 (0.63%) Micro Focus
9 3 (0.63%) ServiceNow
10 2 (0.42%) EMC
10 2 (0.42%) EnterpriseDB
10 2 (0.42%) Tableau